STR is reporting this week that their Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index increased 0.9% in August to close the month at 3,349. Year to date, the index is up 8.2%. The Hotel Brand sub-index reported a 1.5% increase to 4,366 in August.
According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July 2016, and reached their second highest reading in over a decade. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month.
According to the California Association of Realtors, California statewide pending home sales continued to build momentum in July 2016, posting an increase from both the previous month and year.
According to the California Association of Realtors, California statewide home sales stumbled in July 2016 as low inventories and eroding affordability dragged down the housing market.
Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose 3.5 percent in June 2016 from an upwardly revised May 2016 reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.
Based on Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, average fixed mortgage rates in the U.S. dropped to new 2016 lows in the wake of the Brexit vote.
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 24, 2016, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier.
268,000 U.S. homeowners regained positive equity in Q1 2016, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q1 2016 to approximately 46.7 million.
The California Association of Realtors are reporting this week that California statewide pending home sales reversed a three-month decline and posted higher in April.
According to the California Association of Realtors, higher wages and lower seasonal home prices combined to push California housing affordability higher in the first quarter of 2016.
Statewide pending home sales in California decreased in March 2016 on an annual basis for the third straight month, reflecting high demand for a dearth of homes available for sale on the market.
According to Irvine, Ca-based RealtyTrac's First Quarter 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, foreclosure activity in the U.S. was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent).
Moderating home price appreciation and improving housing inventory combined to spur California's housing market in February 2016 as existing home sales increased from both the previous month and year.
According to the California Association of Realtors, statewide pending home sales in California decreased in January 2016 on a year-over-year basis for the first time since August 2014
This week the California Association of Realtors reported that California's January 2016 existing home sales posted their best January monthly performance in three years.
Lower interest rates and level home prices combined to perk up California housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2015.